Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!

In the words of R. Kelly: It’s the freakin weekin, baby. I’m about to have me sum fun.

What you probably didn’t know about that quote is that the line didn’t end there. The full quote is actually: I’m about to have me sum fun with Watermelon Mojito Granita.

True story.

Aaaanyways. Today I’m very excited to talk about a new opportunity/happening in the Broma world. But first, granita. 

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!

Granita is an Italian dessert made from freezing sugar and a flavor, usually fruit. It’s just like Italian ice, but lighter in both texture and calories.

The ingredients in this Watermelon Mojito Granita are simple- a little sugar, lime, and mint, a solid pour of light rum, and two quarts of watermelon. Fin.

So unlike some other frozen desserts, this one contains very little artificial sugar, and the bulk of it is pureed watermelon.

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!

You could easily eat this at the end of a meal in martini glasses, wine glasses, or small ramekins. Any way you serve it, the crystalline-like granita will impress your friends & family. Plus, sneaking a little booze in there will make everyone extra happy.

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!

Now, onto this other news! I’m so, so excited to announce that I’m officially starting to market private baking lessons in the Boston area! And by Boston area, I mean if you feel like flying me out to LA to bake with you, I will gladly accept.

It all started when I was contacted by a young woman who asked if she and her mother could do a baking lesson with me. I was beyond flattered. In a matter of weeks, they were in my kitchen and we were baking up a storm. We made eight Broma recipes in 2 days, and on top of it all the mom made her family’s flan recipe, which was insane. Gone from our fridge in less than 2 days. Swoon!

I digress. It was such a treat to be able to bake with others, and I told them that over and over. That got us talking about that I should market private lessons, and the idea was born.

I’m working on a new page that will go live on the site in the next few weeks with details and a contact form, etc. But until then, if you live in the Boston area and you’re interested in some Broma Baking Lessons, reach out to me via my contact form here! I can’t wait to hear from you.

And a huge thank you to Becky & Arlene for joining me in the Broma kitchen for a few days πŸ™‚

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Watermelon Mojito Granita

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita is the perfect way to enjoy summer!
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch mint leaves (about 40 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 8 cups seedless watermelon, diced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine mint leaves, sugar, and rum. Simmer over low heat until the mixture bubbles slightly around the edges, then take off heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, dice your watermelon and place into a blender along with the juice of 2 limes (1/3-1/2 cup) and salt.
  3. Once cooled, strain the rum sugar mixture through a fine mesh strainer, saving the liquid. Squeeze the mint as best you can to release its natural oils. Pour the strained rum sugar into the blender.
  4. Mix everything on high speed for about 1 minute, until everything comes together smoothly and no solid bits remain. Pour into a large sheet pan, then place in freezer.
  5. After an hour, remove the mixture from the freezer and stir everything with a fork. Place back into freezer, and continue to scrape the mixture every half hour until it is completely frozen (it took mine about 3 hours).
  6. Cover with plastic wrap until you’re ready to serve! Will last in freezer for 1-2 days.

 

43 comments

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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Very exciting news, Sarah! And sounds like a lot of fun too! Also, I love that you recommend a “solid pour” of rum here. That’s my girl! It’s Friiiiiiday!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Heck yeah! Knew you’d like it πŸ™‚

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Tori@Gringalicious.com
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This is how to do summer right! I’m dying to try this but since I’m not 21 yet I;ll have to make it for my older friends and sibs and then make me a virgin one!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Slash take a sip of theirs…. πŸ™‚

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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Ohh heck yeah for frozen boozy desserts! I love that you are doing private baking lessons, how fun! I’ve always wanted to do something like that, heck, I would just like to bake all day for a job, heavennn. Have a good weekend friend!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You should try getting into it, Abby! It’s so much fun. Happy weekend!

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Mary Ann | the beach house kitchen
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Sarah, this granita sounds so refreshing and perfect for when the cocktail cannon goes off later today! Awesome news about your baking classes! So fun! Enjoy the weekend!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I totally agree, Mary Ann! Happy weekend to you, too!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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I absolutely love that you sent time in the kitchen with this mother and daughter. It sounds so amazing. An dyour baking classes sound fantastic!!! Also I’m absolutely in love with this granita!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you lady! Means a lot coming from you πŸ™‚ XO

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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
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Boozy desserts are the best! Loving everything about this granita! It sounds so refreshing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Jen! Happy weekend!

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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Baking lessons is such a cool idea! And that granita looks super delicious!! πŸ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? Better than being alone in the kitchen. Ha!

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Traci | Vanilla And Bean
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A fabulous way to chill out this summer, Sarah… lovely recipe and yes please on the rum! Congrats to you on your baking classes! Looking forward to hearing more Sarah! Way to go!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Traci! Looking forward to more πŸ™‚

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Sam @ SugarSpunRun
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Congratulations on the private lessons business! So exciting! And what better way to celebrate than with some of this PERFECT, refreshing granita!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Sam! And I totally agree on the refreshing bit πŸ™‚

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Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
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It is refreshing just by looking at these pics!!! I can imagine eating some of these after a BBQ or swim. Beautifully done! And congrats on the baking lessons! I wish I live in Boston! It would be fun to be baking with you and learn some new techniques and tips!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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After a BBQ would be perfect!! And let me know if you ever are and we can arrange some lessons πŸ™‚

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Zainab
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Oh this is fabulous!! So beautiful and yes I agree it’s what R Kelly meant about the freaking weekin πŸ™‚ if I’m ever in Boston, I’d love to bake with you πŸ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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HOW FUN WOULD THAT BE? OK, deal.

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Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
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Ooh this granita sounds just like the kind of thing I want to start my weekend off with. I like the “solid pour of rum” πŸ˜‰

And how exciting that you’re starting lessons! As an instructor myself, I can tell you that it is such a fulfilling job and it’s always way more fun to bake with people and interact with them in person than it is online :p Congrats!! XO

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I’m so glad to hear that. I may be reaching out for some advice soon πŸ™‚

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ali grace | cookies and grace
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Wishing I lived in the Boston area… or could fly you down to Alabama so that we could hang out in the kitchen. So fun!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I will gladly take you up on that! πŸ™‚

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Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
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That is so fun! You will do a fabulous job — your recipes are incredible!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much Ashley! Hope you had a great weekend.

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Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
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R. Kelly songs are totally words to live by. #Truth

Oh my gosh, I’m so excited for your new adventures!! Can’t wait to hear more about i!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Such truth. So glad you agree πŸ™‚

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Beautiful granita and exciting news! I imagine there will be fun times in your kitchen πŸ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Wishing you could join, Jennifer!

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kathleen@yummy crumble
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Booze. Slush. You can’t go wrong! I absolutely love the color. It turned out gorgeous. I love when simple recipes turn out so well. I’m excited to try this. Oh, and congrats on your new adventure πŸ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kathleen! And seriously, frozen and boozy is a match made in heaven.

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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This granita looks amazing and I love the mojito twist! And congrats on such a cool new opportunity! Baking with others sounds fun and I’m sure so many people would love to see how you work your magic πŸ™‚

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Medha! Really appreciate it.

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
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Yay, that’s so exciting! Congrats girl! You are going to totally rock them! Love this granita too! So so pretty and refreshing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Kelly! I’m very excited!

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Manali @ CookWithManali
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Good luck with your new venture Sarah! that’s so exciting!

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Maria
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I want to take lessons from you:) Exciting!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Uhm, more like a baking date. How fun would that be!

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Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
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Woah! That’s such an exciting endeavor for you! I wish I lived in Boston and could come make 8 Broma recipes in 2 days! Me = supremely jealous. Of that and of this watermelon mojito granita! This screams summer and it’s exactly what I want and need right night!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Let me know next time you’re here and we’ll do just that πŸ™‚

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